Multiculturalism, respect and openness are at the heart of our culture. With employees from 123 countries speaking over 58 languages, the diversity of our staff enriches the company with their different experiences and backgrounds. We have over 80 nationalities represented in our central sites in Spain, France and Germany. In our headquarters based in Madrid, Spain, over 40% of our employees are non-Spanish nationals.
We explicitly outline a multicultural approach as the first of the primary core competencies required of our employees.
Equality among men and women is a key concern for Amadeus, whose efforts are focused on increasing awareness and reinforcing policies in this matter. Diversity, and with it equality among all employees, is the source of our incredible wealth in human assets, and the foundation for cohesion and constant progress within Amadeus.
With regards to gender diversity, 41% of our permanent employees in 2011 were women. Out of 2,022 management positions, 643 are currently held by women, representing 32% of the total. Furthermore, 15 women occupy executive management positions out of 136 total executive positions. At the Executive Committee level, we increased female representation to 33%. On our Board, the chair of our Nominations and Remunerations Committee is a woman.